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El-Elyon (God Most High) (Devotion Week #4)

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I’ve been publishing these weekly devotional thoughts and prayers for women on my blog to encourage your heart thru the Easter season, reminding you how deeply your Lord loves you–directing your thoughts toward the names & characteristics of your God. Here’s the link to the first ones. Should I continue with this theme?

Blog Post Week #4: Question:

Feeling lonely? Overcome with life? Where do you go when your life feels out of control? When you don’t know where to turn. When all have turned away and you stand alone, forsaken, confused, and angry.Way too often we turn to a friend or to food or our favorite addiction, rather than to El-Elyon, The God Most High.

Are you learning, with me, to turn to the only One who can truly fill that empty void you feel?

But God…

Those two little words are a powerful reminder. All would be lost, but God… HE is the everlasting help you are searching for in those wee hours of the morning when all the world seems to be caving in and you feel absolute utter loneliness.

I’m asking God to bless you right now, as you read this. That you will find Him whom your heart seeks. That He will fill that void. That He will become more personal to you than He has ever been before in your life. You are created for more than you can think or imagine. Embrace that fact. Is it possible to get ahold of your emotions? YES! Let’s learn TOGETHER. It is time to turn yourself over to El-Elyon and trust that He leads you into His best life for you. Surrender is not a curse word 😉

I’d like to pray for you right now…

Father, we women are guilty of trying to be Super Women. We hate to ask for help. We think in order to be worthy, that we have to be able to “do it all” without missing a beat. We pretend to have it all together.

Yet, You have not created this lovely woman to go it alone. Those early morning, late night times when the world seems to be caving in on her…when she feels like no one cares…and she longs for a knight in shining armor to rescue her and take care of her. How delightful that is exactly what YOU do as El Elyon. You are that One she longs for. And ONLY YOU will fill the void.

Thank you for the times she stumbles and feels empty, because it actually drives her to seek answers. Please help her actually FEEL the change when she surrenders and looks to YOU and only You, to fill the void. Whenever she starts to murmur or complain, remind her to run to her El Elyon, The God Most High, over all things and all people. Help her to trust in Your Name and give thanks.

“…in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
(I Thessalonians 5:18)

You have said that nothing can happen without your permission. And that You work everything together for good for those that love you. (Romans 8). satan can only go as far as you give him permission. And people can only go as far as you give them permission. The story of Joseph and his jealous brothers proves that. You, God, through circumstances beyond his control, used mean-spirited people to get Joseph exactly where you wanted him to be, to do exactly what you wanted him to do. No doubt he felt that utter loneliness we women often feel when the house is quiet and we finally go to bed for the night, and try to sleep. In those times when sleep won’t come, because we forgot you are most definitely there through it all. That NOTHING can happen without your permission. Remind her to give thanks in all things…That is a powerful antidote to discouragement.

Remind her of Job in the Old Testament. satan said to God that Job only obeyed him because his life was so wonderful. God knew otherwise, so he gave permission to satan to see that for himself. Even Job’s wife suggested that Job just give up and die. She even told him to curse God and die. But Job’s response is classic and is excellent for you to remember right now as you prepare yourself to turn to El-Elyon yourself, in all things…

Father, quickly remind this amazing woman when she is tempted to go her own way. Draw her immediately back to you. When she tries to manipulate and dominate the situation that is causing her stress. You are her TRUE El-Elyon. With you, all is well. Help her to trust you more deeply.

You see. You care. You are in the midst of it all with her. Remind her to be like Job in her response “…shall I accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this, Job did not sin with his lips.” (The story is in Job 2:1-10) Guard our lips Lord. Our ears hear when we grumble and our mind then believes the worst we are speaking.

Now what?

During this season of celebrating the death, burial, resurrection and ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, do you need help reasoning it all out so you can accept the absolute truth that God is Sovereign Ruler over the universe? Over ALL! “For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his Kingdom endures from generation to generation…He does according to His will in the Host of Heaven and among the inhabitants of earth. No one can ward off His hand or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’” (Daniel 4:34-35)

“If God is not Sovereign, if He is not in control, if all things are not under His dominion, then He is not the Most High, and you and I are either in the hands of fate, (whatever that is), in the hands of men, or in the hands of the devil.” –Kay Arthur

Acknowledge & accept the King of Kings, as your El-Elyon In acceptance lies peace. He can be that for you! I’d love to help you find that acceptance and that peace. You can contact me by clicking on the blue”Let’s Connect” button below.

Continue to Devotion Week #5 – Elohim (The Creator)

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El Roi (The God Who Sees) (Devotion Week #3)

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Heading into the season we call Easter, I am publishing weekly devotional thoughts.

God meets Hagar—as He meets you, dear one– at a scary and vulnerable time. He listens to her cries and frustrations. He reassures her. He tells her to go BACK INTO the very difficult situation. AND he tells her to change her attitude toward Sarai, her mistress. Her boss. WOW! That is a tough assignment. Does she listen and obey?

Are you learning, with me that God sees it all? In His sovereignty, He permitted whatever you and I (and Hagar) have experienced). And He promises to work it together for your good. (Romans 8). IF you belong to Him! The promise is conditional. You must be one of Jesus’ “sheep” (remember last week’s devo?)

The blessing is that Hagar feels heard. She listens and responds to the conversation with God, and realizes He has a plan for her life. She trusts Him and knows without a doubt that He cares. He SEES her, and “She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have seen by the One who sees me.’” (Genesis 16:13) And yes, she obeys and goes back.

I’m asking God to bless you and I’m praying for you, right now to connect on a new and deeply personal level with the God who sees you. He sees you as an individual. Because you matter. You are unique. You are special. You are created for more than you can think or imagine. But the key is getting ahold of your emotions and actions. Let’s learn together how to turn ourselves over to the One Who Sees! The world is loud, distracting, and full of lots of things that vie for your attention and time. A world that craves to be seen. A world that wants to influence you AWAY from God. But in the world, it is a different kind of “seeing” than what God offers. God’s “seeing” is pure and devoted to your best.

I’d like to pray for you right now…

Father, we women in our busy-ness can be tempted by counterfeits, but we need to be seen for who YOU created us to be. When we choose to focus on following after You, and obeying Your still small voice, You fill up every “hole” in our heart and heal every betrayal and loss. Help this sweet woman to see her worth in YOUR eyes. Show her that she doesn’t have to be or do anything to be loved by You. You created her to be the kind of person she is. Please help her to see that You are more than enough for her. That anything else is a blessing, but not a necessity.

In addition, You have given her strengths, talents, gifts, AND the ability to see others’ needs and value. Women are nurturers as You are, Lord. She feels hopeless and helpless until You remind her how much she matters to You. Nurture her. Like You did for Hagar. You feel her every pain and sorrow. Tell her you see and hear her. Then, help her to respond like Hagar did.

Lord, You really actually are always with this amazing woman. Everything that concerns her, concerns You. BUT, like with Hagar, You will tell her to get up, wipe away her tears, and go back and finish what she started. OR You may tell her to go a different direction. But make it clear and give her courage to obey. We learned last week, that You supply ALL our NEEDS (Psalm 23). So, she has nothing to fear or be worried about. You are a GOOD FATHER. She can trust You.

Father, please remind her quickly whenever she is tempted to go her own way. Draw her immediately back to You. You are her TRUE El Roi. With you, all is well. Because You SEE and You care.

During this season of celebrating the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, can you say that God has ever spoken that clearly to you, as He spoke to Hagar? Are you in a close relationship with God, so YOU can speak your heart and believe He sees you? If not, would you like to have that comfort and assurance? I’d love to help you find that place of a deeper walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. You can contact me by clicking on the button below.

Continue to Devotion Week #4 – El-Elyon (God Most High)

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Jehovah-Shalom (The Lord of Peace) (Devotion Week #1)

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Heading into the season we call Easter, let’s try something different during my blog post sharing time.

Question:

What do you do and where do you go when your heart is troubled and unsettled? When you need peace. Do you turn to an addiction: food, t.v., shopping, partying, alcohol, drugs? Do you turn to a friend? Or…

Are you learning–like me– to turn to the only One who offers TRUE Peace?

THAT peace is found ONLY in Jehovah-Shalom. The “world” and all its trappings does NOT offer a TRUE Peace.

I’m asking God to bless you and I’m praying for you, right now…Because you matter. You are created for more than you can think or imagine. But the key is getting ahold of your emotions and actions. I’ve seen far too many of us, far too often, thinking we have a RIGHT to lose our temper and lash out at others, when we are lacking that inner peace that passes understanding. Women, we are doing harm.

During this season of celebrating the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, I’d like your feedback if this devotional series is helpful. Please share it with others, and please let me know how I can improve it for you. WHAT do you need?

Let’s pray TOGETHER:

Father, Jehovah-Shalom, would you right now…this very moment…remind this sweet woman reading this prayer, that you offer all she needs for every circumstance. In Isaiah 26:3, You promise You will keep her in perfect peace when her mind is turned toward you.

We all want that peace You offer, LORD, but it often seems impossible. Remind her to consciously invite You into every situation. Big or small. Remind her right now to take every thought captive, as You tell us we are to do. Help her focus on You, rather than the circumstances that want to rob her of that joyful connection with You. Hold her tightly. It is a rough world out there and satan wants to destroy our effectiveness for bringing Your Glory into every aspect of our lives. Please, reach into her heart, her mind, her emotions and encourage her in every way.

Help this sweet woman reading this right now, to remember that when peace eludes her, You are always only a breath, and a prayer away. Simple? Yes. Easy? No. Distractions are always trying to disrupt what God intended. Onward, Christian. The REAL battle has already been won. Just believe it!

Here’s a suggestion to get you started on this sweet path to daily peace when you need a pick-me-up during the day:

  • Choose to take a moment and just stop whatever you are doing
  • Take 3 deep breaths. Slowly. Calm yourself down
  • Choose to smile at that very moment (You can’t frown AND smile at the same time.)
  • Make a conscious decision to invite the LORD into the situation

Pray with me:

Father, please remind her quickly when she walks out of the Peace that You offer. Draw her immediately back to You. You are her TRUE Peace. Her Jehovah-Shalom. With you, all is well.

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Continue to Devotion Week #2 – Jehovah-Raah (The Great Shepherd)

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